MDT 2013 Update 2

Microsoft Deployment Toolkit 2013 – Update 2

Solution Accelerator

Just before Christmas 2015, Microsoft released a long-awaited update to MDT 2013, in the form of Update 2 (6.3.8330). It’s focus was to improve support for some bugs they had introduced earlier in the year. This means there are no new big features.

This release also needs you to download and install the Windows Assessment and Deployment Kit (ADK) for Windows 10.


Microsoft have made several security and cryptographic-related improvements, including relaxing permissions on new deployment shares (still secure by default, but now also functional by default). Creating deployment shares via Windows PowerShell adds same default permissions

They have also updated the hash algorithm usage from the now compromised SHA1 to SHA256.

Release Summary:

  • Includes the latest Configuration Manager task sequence binaries
  • Enhanced user experience for Windows 10 in-place upgrade task sequence
  • Enhanced split WIM functionality
  • Fixed OSDJoinAccount account usage in UDI scenario
  • Fixed issues with installation of Windows 10 language packs
  • Various accessibility improvements
  • Monitoring correctly displays progress for all scenarios including upgrade
  • Improvements to smsts.log verbosity
  • Fixed Orchestrator runbook functionality

There are no other new release notes or significant known issues. See the previous post for more information as much of it is still applicable (other than the fix list above).

We are still eagerly waiting a new 2016 version, but news of that is not forthcoming. Watch this space I guess.